JEE Main Exam

Joint Entrance Examination Main (I) & (II) Exam

What is JEE Main Exam?

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and Central Board of Secondary education (CBSE), New Delhi introduced the national level common entrance exam called Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted for admission to various engineering colleges in India.

JEE Main examination was being conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) till 2018. From 2019 onwards, the National Testing Agency (NTA) is vested with the authority to conduct the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main examination. The major development in JEE Main is the exam will be held twice a year for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programmes in IITs, NIT's, IIIT's and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions.

The Joint Entrance Exam will be conducted in two stages - JEE Main and JEE Advanced. JEE (Main) replaced the AIEEE entrance exam and JEE (Advanced) replaced the IIT-JEE entrance exam. Every year, over 25,000 Engineering and Architecture seats will be filled through the JEE Main score.

The aim of the common entrance test has been mooted to reduce stress on students, who have to appear for multiple entrance examinations and to give greater relevance to the school education, especially the class 12 board examinations.

National Testing Agency (NTA)

NTA has been established as a premier, specialist, autonomous and self-sustained testing organisation to conduct entrance examinations for admission/fellowship in higher educational institutions. It is a newly formed body by the centre to conduct prestigious entrance examinations such as JEE Main and NEET UG. The Agency has also vested with all the authority to conduct the entrance examinations in the online mode from 2019 onwards. Here are some of the changes in JEE Main examination after the introduction of NTA. 

  • From the year 2019 onwards, candidates should have to appear for JEE Main in online mode only, but for one subject a candidate will have Pen and Paper Based mode to be attempted on Drawing Sheet
  • Aspirants will have double the chance, more opportunity, NTA is going to be conducted JEE Main twice a year
  • The candidates can pick desirable slots to appear in the exam owing to the flexibility and availability of sittings from January 08 to January 20 and April 07 to April 20
  • Students will have more time to prepare for their entrance exam because the exam will take place in the month of January and April
  • The exam centres have been to 258 which include 248 exam centres in India and 9 centres in abroad countries
  • In case of students who have appeared in both exams, the best of the two scores will be taken into account for the result
  • Around 3000 practise test centres for JEE aspirants to train them for computer-based examination, which will be functioning from the August 2018. Click here to register for practise centre.
  • There will be a normalisation process for the calculation of scores to have fair results

JEE Main Exam Highlights 

Exam name  Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main
Conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) 
Frequency Twice a year (January & April) 
Exam level  National 
Mode of exam Online (Computer-based)
Application mode Online
Number of papers 2 (Paper 1 for B.E./B.Tech & Paper 2 for B.Arch/B.Planning)
Duration  3 hours 
Type of questions  Objective-type 
Official website 
Contact no 7042399521, 7042399525, 7042399526

JEE Main April 2019 Important Dates 

The JEE Main (II) April exam will take place between April 7 and 20, 2019. Interested candidates can apply online for the test until March 7, 2019. The application fee will be accepted until March 8, 2019.   

Event Dates 
JEE Main April application form  February 8 to March 7, 2019 
Successful transaction of fee February 8 to March 8, 2019 
JEE Main April exam  April 7 to 12, 2019 
JEE Main April exam result (Paper-I)  April 30, 2019 
JEE Main April exam result (Paper-II)  May 15, 2019 

JEE Main Eligibility 

Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria set by the NTA are only eligible to apply online for JEE Main. There are many eligibility criteria set by NTA. 

1. Age Limit: There is no age limit for the candidates to appear for the JEE Main examination. However, candidates should satisfy themselves regarding the age limit while taking admission at a particular institute. 

2. Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination (QE): Candidates who have passed class 12 or its equivalent qualifying examination in 2017 or 2018 are only eligible. Candidates appearing for the final examinations in of class 12 are also eligible. 

3. Number of subjects in the Qualifying Examination: Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12 qualifying examination in order to apply online for JEE Main 2019. The candidate must have studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in qualifying examination for B.Arch.

4. Percentage of Marks: Candidates have to secure the minimum of 75% marks in aggregate for admission to pioneer institutes in the country such as IITs, IIITs, NITs and CFTIs. However, it is 65% for reserved categories. 

5. B.Arch Eligibility: The paper-II is B.Arch. Candidates who are aiming for admission to this course must have passed 10+2 or its equivalent with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The diploma holders are not eligible to apply. 

JEE Main Reservation 

The NTA will follow strictly the Govt. of India reservation rules belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them based on relaxed criteria. In order to get admission to a particular institute, candidates are advised to check the percentage of reservation.

Category  Reservation (%)
Scheduled Castes (SC) 15
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 7.5
Persons with Disability (PwD) 5

JEE Main Application Form 

Candidates have to apply online on the official website of NTA for the JEE Main examination. Candidates are advised to check the steps for JEE Main registration. 

Step 1: Visit the official website of NTA – 

Step 2: Go to the engineering tab – JEE Main 

Step 3: A new page will be displayed – 

Step 4: On the homepage, click on the link Apply JEE (Main)

Step 5: Candidates will find two tabs – Fresh Candidate Registration and Registered Candidates  

Step 6: Candidates are advised to register through Aadhaar number 

Step 7: Fill the online application form 

Step 8: Verify the mobile number and email ID

Step 9: Pay the prescribed application fee. 

Step 10: Complete the slot booking. 

Step 11: Submit the details and print the acknowledgement page. 

Click here to apply online for JEE Main  

JEE Main Application Fee

The application fee may be paid either by Credit/Debit Card/Net Banking or e-challan generated during the online filling of the application form using online payment gateway facility in State Bank of India. If a candidate submits the fee by any other mode like Money Order (MO), Demand Draft (DD), Initial Public Offering (IPO) etc. will be rejected.

Application Fees Details

Online Mode (Computer Based Test)
For Exam Centres In India
Paper Category For Boys For Girls
Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech) Or Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning) For General/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) INR 500/- INR 250/-
For SC/ST/PwD/Transgender INR 250/- INR 250/-
Both Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech) & Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning) For General/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) INR 900/- INR 450/-
For SC/ST/PwD/Transgender INR 450/- INR 450/-
For Exam Centres In Abroad
Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech) Or Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning) For General/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) INR 2000/- INR 1000/-
For SC/ST/PwD/Transgender INR 1000/- INR 1000/-
Both Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech) & Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning) For General/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) INR 3000/- INR 1500/-
For SC/ST/PwD/Transgender INR 1500/- INR 1500/-

Note: Candidates are advised to go through the whole information carefully and ensure their eligibility to appear in both exams.

JEE Main Application Form Correction 

The NTA has provided an option to rectify the mistakes made in the JEE Main application form. Candidates can avail the correction facility only to the limited fields. Applicants have to use their login credentials to make the changes in JEE Main application. Candidates who receive the message regarding the error in the image are only eligible to upload the image again. 

JEE Main Exam Pattern 

The JEE Main is an online written examination. Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks and 1 mark will be deducted for the wrong attempt. The examination will be held in two shifts per day (9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm). 

JEE Main (Paper-I) Exam Pattern 

Subjects Maximum Questions Maximum Marks
Physics 30 120
Chemistry 30 120
Mathematics 30 120
Total 90 360

JEE Main (Paper-II) Exam Pattern 

Subjects Maximum Questions Maximum Marks
Mathematics 30 120
Aptitude Test 50 200
Drawing 02 70
Total 82 390

JEE Main Test Practice Centres

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has established a network of Test Practice Centres across the country to assist the aspirants in examinations. Candidates can practice and train themselves before the examination for the “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode of examinations. At the test practice centres, candidates will be assisted by the experienced, qualified and professional Nodal officers. They will also help in solving the problems and making the CBT format more familiar. Candidates are advised to visit the official website for more information. 

JEE Main Admit Card 2019  

Candidates whose applications are successful can download the admit card from the official website. Aspirants will not be permitted to sit in the examination centre without a valid JEE Main admit card along with the identity card. Candidates need to use their 

The JEE Main admit card for April exam will be released on March 18, 2019. Candidates need to enter their application number, password and the security pin to access the JEE Main admit card. 

Click here to download JEE Main admit card

JEE Main Result 2019

NTA is responsible for releasing the JEE Main (I) & (II) 2019 result. The JEE Main results will be declared on the official website of NTA - Candidates can view their JEE Main scores by using their application number and date of birth or password. One should also note that the JEE Main result 2019 is available in online mode only. 

As the JEE Main was conducted in various shifts, only the raw marks have been converted into a scale ranging from 100 to 0 for each session of examinees. NTA score indicates the percentage of candidates that have scored equal to or below that particular percentile in that session. 

The JEE Main percentile score is calculated based on 100 X number of candidates appeared in the ‘session' with a raw score equal to or less than the candidate divided by the total number of the candidates appeared in the ‘session.’

Aspirants should note that the NTA score of the total is not an aggregate or average of the NTA score of the individual subject. The NTA score is not the same as the percentage of marks obtained. 

JEE Main (I) January 2019 Result 

JEE Main (I) 2019

JEE Main (I) January Exam 2019

January 9,10,11 & 12, 2019

JEE Main Answer Key

January 15, 2019

JEE Main (I) Result

January 19, 2019

The JEE Main (I) 2019 result announced on January 19 on the official website of NTA. A total number of 9,29,198 candidates were registered for Paper I (BE/BTech), out of which only 8,74,469 appeared for the examination. NTA has also released the list of candidates who scored 100 percentile and state-wise toppers and their scores in Paper I.  

List of candidates who have received 100 NTA score in January 2019 exam.

S No Application No Candidate Name State Code of Eligibility
1 190310086378 Dhruv Arora  Madhya Pradesh 
2  190310096437 Raj Aryan Agrawal  Maharashtra
3 190310126508  Adelly Sai Kiran  Telangana
4  190310131614 Bojja Chetan Reddy  Andhra Pradesh
5  190310139257 Sambit Behera  Rajasthan
6  190310150035 Naman Gupta  Uttar Pradesh
7  190310166518 Yindukuri Jayanth Phani Sai  Telangana
8 190310167837 Vishwanth K  Telangana 
9  190310204122 Himanshu Gaurav Singh Uttar Pradesh 
10 190310208678  Kevin Martin Karnataka
11  190310240908  Shubhankar Gambhir  Rajasthan
12  190310244684  Battepati Karthikeya  Telangana
13  190310324762  Ankit Kumar Misra  Maharashtra
14  190310378068 Jayesh Singla    Punjab
15  190310597090  Gupta Kartikey Chandresh  Maharashtra

JEE Main (II) April 2019 Result 

JEE Main (II) 2019

JEE Main (II) April Exam 2019

April 7 to 21, 2019

JEE Main Answer Key

April 25, 2019 (tentative)

JEE Main (II) Result

April 30, 2019


NTA Released JEE Main (II) Answer Key 2019 

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the JEE Main (II) April exam answer key. It has also started accepting the challenges for answer key through objection window. Candidates can raise their objections against the JEE Main answer key till April 16, 2019.  

The JEE Main (II) 2019 conducted across the country including at abroad countries on April 7, 8, 9, 10 & 12. A total of 9,58,619 candidates were registered for the computer-based test. The test-takers can now use the facility of challenging the answer key until April 16, 2019, upto 11:50 PM. 

According to a notice released by NTA, candidates are required to pay online a sum of Rs 1000 as processing fee for each question challenged. The payment of the processing fee may be made through Debit/Credit Card/ Net Banking. The processing fee will be refunded if the challenge is found correct. No challenge will be entertained without receipt of the processing fee.

15 April 2019
JEE Main (April) 2019 Admit Card Released

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the admit cards for the JEE Main April 2019 examination. Candidates who have successfully submitted their applications can visit the official website of NTA to download the admit card. 

Candidates need to enter their application number and password/ date of birth to access the admit c card. The JEE Main admit card will be available on the official website till the exam date. Candidates need to take a printout of the JEE Main admit card and carry the same to the examination centre. 

Click here to download JEE Main admit card 2019

The JEE Main is a computer-based test and conducted in two shifts per day. It consists of two papers. The correct answer will be awarded 4 marks and 1 mark will be deducted for the wrong attempt. Candidates are advised to make use of the JEE Main Test Practice Centres to get familiar with the examination. 

20 March 2019
JEE Main April 2019 Exam Dates Revised Due To General Elections

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has changed exam dates for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main due to General Election. NTA has released a public notice regarding the change of JEE Main April 2019 exam schedule. 

According to the notice released by the NTA, the JEE Main April will be held from April 7 to 12, 2019. Paper 2 (B. Arch/ B. Planning) will be on April 7, 2019. However, Paper 1 (B.E/ B.Tech) will be held on April 8, 9, 10 and 12, 2019. 

The JEE Main admit cards will be released on March 20 on the official website of NTA. The JEE Main exam will be conducted in online mode. The drawing test for Paper 2 will be held in offline mode. Paper 1 will be conducted in two shifts. 

14 March 2019
JEE Main Registration Window To Close On March 7

The National Testing Agency (NTA) is all set to close the registration window for JEE Main April 2019 examination on March 7. Interested candidates who are aiming for admission to engineering courses in premier institutes in the country such as NITs and IITs can start filling the application forms. 

Aspirants must have passed in their final examination of 10+2 (Class 12) or its equivalent to apply online for JEE Main April examination. Candidates can attempt the JEE Main examination only for three times. However, appearing twice for the entrance test in a rolling year is considered as one attempt, which means aspirants can appear six times. 

Steps To Apply Online For JEE Main 2019

The JEE Main April exam will be held between April 6 and 20, 2019. The admit card for the examination will be available on the official website from March 18, 2019. The result will be announced on April 20, 2019. 

26 February 2019
NTA To Reject Multiple Applications For JEE Main (April) 2019 Exam

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released a public notice regarding JEE Main (April) 2019 application process. Candidates who are aiming for admission to engineering and technical courses in premier institutes such as IITs and NITs can apply online until March 7, 2019. 

“It has come to the notice that some aspiring candidates of JEE (Main) April 2019 Examination are filling up Online Application multiple times. Only one Application is to be submitted by a candidate. More than one application, i.e., multiple application forms submitted by a candidate will be rejected,” NTA stated in the official statement. 

Applicants are advised not to fill up multiple applications for the JEE (Main) April 2019 Examination. Candidates have to note that in case of multiple applications, all such applications will be rejected, without any intimation. 

The JEE Main (April) 2019 exam will be held from April 6 to April 20, 2019. The JEE Main admit card will be available on the official website from March 18, 2019. 

19 February 2019
Online Registration Starts For JEE Main April 2019
NTA Declared JEE Main January Paper-2 Result 2019
JEE Main (I) Final Answer Key Released
JEE Main (I) January 2019 Exam Result Declared
NTA Released JEE Main Admit Card 2019 On Website
JEE Main Exam Centres And City Details Available On Official Website
NTA To Accept JEE Main Application Form Correction Till October 14
JEE Main 2019: NTA Released The Exam Dates And Shift Details
JEE Main 2019: Last Date Extended For Uploading Photograph And Signature
JEE Main Registrations To End On September 30
JEE Main (I) & (II) 2019 Exam Pattern
JEE Main Syllabus 2019
JEE Main (I) Registration Process Started
JEE Main (I) & (II) 2019 Exam Dates, Application Procedure, Eligibility Criteria, & Syllabus etc.

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